Peaky Blinders Gets 2 season order from the BBC
BBC Two has ordered 2 more seasons of their epic drama Peaky Blinders, starring Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory and Paul Anderson. The show, which follows the story of a notorious criminal organisation in 1920’s Birmingham, has been a huge success for the BBC, and is currently airing it’s 3rd season on BBC Two.
“It’s a fantastic vote of confidence in the show and Steven Knight’s writing that the BBC has ordered two more series following the first episode overnight figures,” said Executive Producer Caryn Mandabach for Caryn Mandabach Productions. “We’re both proud of, and grateful for the BBC’s continued support of the show.”
Creator Steven Knight, who will return as writer for all the upcoming series, said “I am genuinely thrilled at the response to the third series of the show. The prospect of writing series four and five is truly exciting. This is a real passion project for me, and I look forward to telling more stories of the Shelby family.”
“Tommy Shelby is one of the most intense, challenging characters I’ve had the opportunity to play,” said star Cillian Murphy. “I’m particularly grateful that Steven’s original, dynamic writing and the long form series allow me to explore Tommy in depth. I very much look forward to Tommy’s evolution over the next two chapters.”
Tiger Aspect Productions and Caryn Mandabach Productions producing. Netflix continue to hold American the rights for the show, which airs as a ‘Netflix Original’ in the USA.
We were recently at the red carpet premiere for the launch of Peaky Blinders Season 3 in Birmingham, and had a chance to chat with a number of the stars.
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